Japan and Australia have reached a Bilateral Trade Agreement – and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Bob McCan says the association is deeply concerned the agreement between the two countries doesn’t call for full tariff elimination. McCan says the Bilateral Agreement undermines the goals and principles at the base of the Trans-Pacific Partnership – which only pushes the high-standing ideals of TPP further out of reach for all countries involved. He says it isn’t a move U.S. beef producers can support. While the TPP has been called a 21st Century agreement – McCan says the Bilateral Agreement between Japan and Australia is from the 20th Century playbook and won’t foster open trade – and certainly won’t benefit consumers and producers around the world.
Source: NAFB News Service